When I was growing up, reading was a huge priority in my home. Books have been instilled in me since I was a little girl and has stayed with me through my adult years. Series like The Berenstain Bears, Junie B. Jones, Ramona, and The Babysitters Club were among my absolute favorites. Highlights and National Geographic also played a huge part in my love of reading too. Today, it’s a balance between personal development books and epic fantasy novels.
The last time I shared my reading list with you guys was two years ago. So, I figured it was high time to share an update, but with my 2019 fall reading list.
Now, here’s to hoping that the weather stays cozy so I can light some candles, cuddle up in a cozy blanket, and one of these books!
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Lately, The Handmaid’s Tale is all over the entertainment industry. I liked Elizabeth Moss in Mad Men so I figured I’d give it a shot. However, before I watch the show, I have to read the books. Yes, I’m that type of person who will read the books before I watch a show/movie.
The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
Speaking of television shows, The Witcher is coming out on Netflix this December. And I’ve already started reading this series. So far, it’s good! I really hope it surpasses The Sword of Truth series I’ve been reading for the last year.
And in case you’re wondering how that’s going, I have two books left out of 15. However, I can’t bring myself to finish them right now. The series started off so well with wizards, dragons, truly good villains, and are now moving on to… zombies? I’m definitely not a zombie story line kind of girl. And I don’t know if I can finish this series because #zombies. Really?
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss
I heard Chris speak at a leadership conference over the summer and loved his segment so much that I bought his book! And since I was a communications major when I was in college, you know I had to get this book. I started it over the summer, but didn’t get a chance to truly dive into it. What I’ve read so far has been so interesting! It’s safe to say I’ll be reading this before 2019 is over.
If you ever want to negotiate your salary, a position you want at your company, or anything else, this book applies to those topics as well. I will say his book is not something you can listen to while you’re working on your computer. You need to give it your full attention so being stuck in traffic with it is a good thing, ha!
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by
I nabbed this book while on a shopping trip at Half Price Books. After reading the summary on the back, I was very intrigued. I have a feeling it’s going to be difficult to read because I know some of Le’s story is what my parents experienced. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to cry while reading this too.
Transformed by Remi Adeleke
I finished Remi’s book back in May. And I have to say that his book is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! It took me a few weeks to read as I was busy, but I promise you, if you can take some time off, you’ll finish reading this book in a few days! However, considering I promised you guys a book review on it, I need to re-read it. And I ain’t mad about it because it’s that good.
And that’s it for my latest reading list! I hope you pick up one of these books this season because I wouldn’t mind it if we accidentally started a book club, ha!
Moonsparkle (ZM)November 15, 2019
Good list, Huong. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I saw a trailer for The Witcher but didn’t know what it was about. I know what you mean about zombies. I like reading about vampires, witches too and sometimes werewolves but zombies just bore me most of the time! lol.
I’m currently reding The Familars by Sarah Hall which was recommended in a newsletter. It’s about a 17 year old married girl in 17th century England who’s pregnant for the 4th time. She’s lost her other babies so she turns to a midwife for help. But the midwife is associated with witches. It’s based on the real life Pendle Hill witchcraft trials in Lancashire and it’s quite good.
Moonsparkle (ZM)November 15, 2019
*Stacey Halls I mean!